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Sep 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of your weekend plans. >> thank you, topper. >>> well, virginia is issuing a rising number of concealed weapon permits. they are going to folks who live in other states. this week alone, they saw a surge in request from 50 to 1,000. none of those folks will have to fire a gun to get those permits. as peggy fox reports, that could be the reason behind the surge. >> reporter: before you can buy a gun from sharpshooters in virginia, you've got to know how to use it. >> you need to know how to shoot them, in order to either buy a gun, or carry and conceal. >> reporter: but that's not what the state of virginia says. there is nothing that requires you to know how to fire or even hold the gun before receiving a virginia concealed weapons permit. for thanks to a 2009 law pushed by the then state senator and now attorney general, gun classes can be taken online. this course costs just $39. it targets residence in those states, which have permits with virginia. >> to get your concealed handgun license issued by the state of virginia, you heard me right, virginia. >> reporter: texas requires per
CBS
Sep 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and boy you can feel that cooler and dryer air making its way in. peek wind gusts. ashburn, virginia, and loudoun county getting 69 miles per hour. dulles 63. gaithersburg around 60 miles, and glendale, maryland, around 50-mile per hour wind gusts. tonight as you are sleeping, open the windows if you want. becoming partly cloudy and cool. lows mid 50s outside of beltway to mid 60s in downtown. bruce, back to you. >> anny, thanks a lot. chaotic scene at the prince georges county fair where some people were actually trampled and injured as authorities tried to evacuate an area. 400 to 500 people were gathered at the infield when the storm started rolling through. officials began moving the crowds to shelter in the nearby showplace arena. as the storms got closer, some people panicked. >> obviously everybody could see the weather coming on. as a matter of fact, the wind started to blow. people were told to evacuate and they were feeling that reason. they could see that reason. there was an urgency to leave the open air and get into a covered building, such as this one. >> 12 people w
CBS
Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
protests outside the german and british embassies in that nation as well. >>> a virginia man convicted in a suicide plot to blow up the capitol learned his punishment today. amin al kalifi of alexandria was sentenced to 30 years in prison. the 29-year-old man was arrested last february with what he thought was an automatic weapon and an explosive laden suicide vest. they were fakes provided by fbi. >>> classes are back in session at two universities tonight after some eerily similar threats. the first came this morning at the university of texas at austin. a man called claiming to have planted bombs all over campus. there was also a bomb threat at north dakota state university. tonight the fbi is trying to figure out if they are related. >>> at valparaiso university in indiana is tightening security after threatening graffiti, but no word if that is related tonight. >>> new information about the former bus driver accused of ramming a school bus into an employee lounge in accokeek back in december. prosecutors claim 41-year-old theresa douglas was upset with some of her co-workers, so
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
extending from new england new england, pennsylvania, western maryland and west virginia. some of this is coming slower toward the northern then down ya valley. cumberland, glare -- the shenandoah valley. cumberland, garrett county. we'll be watching this cross the region as we go through the morning. 73 in winchester and leesburg. culpeper and manassas are 75. on the bay 80 in annapolis, easton. with enough sunshine, we could be closer to 90 this afternoon. it will be muggy either way. 5:00 a.m., monika samtani, timesaver traffic. >>> thank you so much. good morning, everybody. if you're planning to head around town, this is what it looks like on the beltway. no problems to report. all of that overnight construction has been cleared up. we're going to first take a look if you're planning to head in on the dulles toll road or 66, lanes are open coming in from the west. no issues in tysons corner, an dan dale and down into -- annandale and down into springfield as well. we'll take a live look out of manassas. looking good. a bit of volume forming early o. that's the way it's goi
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
conference. coming up, virginia congress member, gerry connolly will join us live from the convention to give us his take, including in his competitive state of virginia. democrats as you just heard are obviously worked up and l excited about bill clinton's big speech tonight, but gop vice presidential nominee says there's a big difference between obama and clinton. >> president clinton worked with republicans in congress to have a budget agreement to cut spending. president obama, a gusher of new spending, and only those of us who offered solutions. >> ryan in iowa today hammering away at the president's record. mitt romney was working the crowd at a building supply store up in new hampshire. this week the gop nominee says he has been busy preparing for next month's presidential debate. >>> new information on that close call involving three jets out of reagan national. the planes flew too close to each other in the skies over reagan. well, in a new report out today from the ntsb, investigators describe a chaotic scene inside that tower which left some controllers rattled. 14 page report co
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Sep 7, 2012 4:30am EDT
. the players allegedly snuck the women into their hotel rooms. >>> virginia is issuing a risi number of concealed weapon permits to people who live in other states. this week saw a surge of requests from 50 to a thousand. >> not one of those people will have to fire a gun to get a permit. that might be the reason behind the surge of new interest. >> reporter: before you can buy a gun from sharpshooters in virginia, you have to be able to use it. >> you have to know how to that is it. to buy a gun or carry it. >> reporter: that's not what the state of virginia says, there is nothing that requires you to know how to fire or hold a gun before receiving a virginia concealed weapons permit. thanks to a 2009 law pushed by the state attorney, gun classes can be taken on-line. this costs $39 and targets residents in the states that have permit reciprocity with virginia. >> to get your handgun license by the state of virginia. >> reporter: texas requires permit applicants to take a 10 hour course, which includes a test on their shooting ability. they have to fire 50 rounds. but texas has r
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
into virginia on the northbound side of i-95. it's going to be slow now in quantico off and on through woodbridge and through springfield. a live look there on the northbound side of i-95. at least the lanes are open. no accidents to report up to the 14th vote bridge. i'll be back -- 14th street bridge. i'm be back with more. >>> summer is over for students across northern virginia it is back to school. >> it is indeed. that means traffic is going to abmajor issue for every-- to be a major issue for everyone in the region. kristin fisher is live to talk more about that. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. before students here at south county middle school get to enjoy their brand new building, a beautiful school by the way, before they can enjoy that first they have to get here which is me small feat on a day that's been nicknamed terrible traffic tuesday. summer is over. people are going back to work, kids going back to school. what this essentially means is this is now a return to the worst traffic in the entire country. sounds pretty terrible, right? here's what you ca
CBS
Sep 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. >>> front and center tonight the virginia board of health and the fight over abortion clinics in virginia. the issue, do clings have to meet stringent -- clinics have to meet stringent hospitallike standards? abortion supporters and opponents both gathered outside the meeting room. our surae chinn was on the scene while they made that decision. >> reporter: the vote was 13-2 to adopt the stricter guidelines. the two opposing board members left in tears when the vote came down. the crowd erupted. they had sat together in peace, but left in turmoil. angry pro choice advocates shouting that politics won and not women. >> please remove them from the room. >> reporter: anti-abortion advocates stood up and clapped. scores of people had stood outside holding signs unable to get into the packed security tight room where the virginia health board made its decision and some argued caved into political pressures in adopting ken cuccinelli's anti-abortion agenda. >> the attorney general can advise us, cannot instructor direct us. we are a completely apolitical body and suddenly we're thrown in a co
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
.c., and governors of virginia and maryland question the board's practices and demanded changes. as peggy fox reports, the first big change did come today. so did another strong rebuke. >> i want to make it absolutely clear that this board takes your questions and concerns very seriously. >> mike, chair of the metropolitan washington air force authority which runs both local airports and building the silver line, had one more misstep to clean up. >> i'm deeply troubled. >> just as they would try to redeem itself by the inspector general and elected leaders, three board members blasted ceo, jackpotter's hiring of riley who recently resigned from the board. >> it was mentioned to me on a few occasions that the governor of virginia did not want riley on the board any longer. >> anybody that would look at this would leave with an impression that she was paid off to get off this board of directors. >> the ceo said though he followed the rules, he would not do it again. >> looking back, i would not. >> riley will leave her job next month with a healthy package. that is per new ethics guidelines. h
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the white house. this afternoon the president holds a rally in norfolk, virginia. on labor day he told auto workers in ohio they are better off thanks to his administration's auto industry bailout. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. >> reporter: but republicans are hammering away at the president's record, questioning whether americans are doing better since he took office. >> i would ask the 23 million people today in america who are struggling to find work if they feel like they're better off. >> reporter: democrats will use their convention to make the case to voters the nation is better off. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >>> meanwhile, republican mitt romney has no campaign eevents -- campaign events scheduled this week. he is preparing for three debates with obama earlier next month. >>> thomas gore pleaded guilty in may to organizing under-the- table payments to former mayoral candidate suleman brown. it was part of an alleged shadow campaign to get gray elected. gore was the first of three campaign aides to plead guilty, and federal p
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, the republican ticket scheduled its first post convention trip to virginia. if you have any doubt that the commonwealth is a hot commodity this november, consider this. take a look at the seating arrangement for the democratic national convention. virginia has one of the coveted four seat sections compared with maryland and d.c., which are barely even in the building. can we say battleground? congressman, paul ryan is representing the republican ticket while the democrats hold their convention at a reallily just outside of cleveland today. ryan compared president obama to president jimmy carter and went off vice president joe biden for saying the country is better off now than it was four years ago. mitt romney is said to be spending this week preparing for the debate. his motorcade, that's it right there, hit a snag today. when it had to wait for a slow moving tractor to get out of the way along a dirt road. not a lot of space. republicans have lost a battle to keep the constitution party candidate off virginia's ballot. virgil would draw votes away from mitt romney. today, virgi
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 1:35am EDT
in virginia tuesday. >> governor romney and congressman ryan want to take us back. >> reporter: but he wasn't there for his wife's speech offering a family value explanation. >> it's because the first daughters have their first day of school today. >> reporter: the convention's key note speakr sent delegates to school on the romney plan. >> it doesn't pummel the middle class, it degenerates it. >> reporter: the senator is one of the conventions parl men tear partment reins -- parliament yins yins. >> reporter: both of the party's rise ing stars. >> being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare. it's patriotism. >> reporter: and a tribute to a fallen party. >> the first conviction since 1956 that we meet without senator kennedy. >> reporter: but on video, he took on mitt romney in the senate race. >> i believe abortion should be safe and legal in this country. >> i am pro choice, my opponent is multiple choice. >> reporter: a new poll showing the race visually tied. >> it may well be the reason is there is so few undecided voters. most americans have already made up their minds. >>
CBS
Sep 7, 2012 12:00pm EDT
for the football team. >>> ann romney is in leesburg, virginia today, she's campaigning for her husband. she's in the area for a women for romney rally at the twin oaks riding academy. the aspiring first lady from the republican national convention in tampa last week. she says that she wants to spread a message of fiscal conservativism to women. after today's event, she will have an interview with 9news now anchor anita brikman and you can hear the full interview tonight on 9news now at 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. >>> with the conventions over president obama and gop nominee mitt romney are on the campaign trail today. tara mergener reports that both candidates are spinning the latest jobs report in an attempt to win voters. >> reporter: president obama wanted to hit the campaign trail this morning with momentum from the democratic convention but the latest jobs report is stealing his thunder. the numbers show employers added fewer workers than expected last month. the president acknowledged more work needs to be done and his acceptance speech last night. >> you didn't elect me to tell you what you
CBS
Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
in woodbridge, virginia. they each face seven counts of reckless endangerment of a child. investigators say the two women were trying to care for 21 children between the ages of three months and four years old. and they say investigators found seven infants strapped into car seats and left in bath rooms and closets. none of the children was injured. >>> another rabid beaver has turned up in fairfax county. a group of youngsters were add the hidden pond nature center sunday when a beaver jumped out of the water and started chasing them. an animal control officer shot the beaver before it bit anyone. last week an 83-year-old woman was bitten by a rabid beaver while swimming in lake barcroft. on sunday a rabid raccoon turned up in the same neighborhood. police believe infected raccoons are biting the beavers and are warning everyone to be care and keep a close watch on their pets. >>> later this morning, maryland's public service commission is going to open a hearing into power outages during this summer's derecho storm. the hearing is expected to zero in on pepco's performance after the june
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
in norfolk, virginia, today he joked that perhaps the first lady's speech tonight will be better than his. >> you know, this is just like a relay. you start off with the fastest person. so i'm going to be at home. i'm going to be watching it with our girls. i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i start get all misty. >> reporter: it was a brief moment of levity in a day dominated by back-and-forth over the president's answer to this question from a local cbs reporter. >> your party says you inherited a bad situation. you've had three-and-a-half years to fix it. what grade would you give yourself so far for doing that? >> you know, i would say incomplete. >> reporter: it's something the president has said many times before. but with the democratic convention just underway in charlotte, republicans saw an opportunity. they filled reporters' in-boxes with press release saying incomplete isn't good enough. vice president shall nominee paul ryan had this to say on cbs this morning. >> four years into a presidency and incomplete? the presid
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
no delays. i'll be back at 5:09. >> thank you, monika. >>> the final counties in northern virginia that didn't start classes last month are kicking off the 2012-2013 school year this morning. >> which includes fairfax county, the area's largest school system. kristin fisher is live in lorton with more on the traffic mess that people can expect this morning. hey, industries continue, good morning -- hey, chris continue, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. before students get to enjoy their brand new building here at south county middle school, first they have to get here which is no small feat on a day that's been nicknamed terrible traffic tuesday. after a nice summer break, today marks the return to some of the worst traffic in the entire country. sounds pretty terrible, right? hence the name. here's a look at what you can expect on the roads today. this is all according to aaa. 2.8 million commuters on the road in the d.c. area. about a million students that will need to be transported to and from school and more than 7,000 school buses. here's john towson with aaa. >> the traffi
CBS
Sep 13, 2012 12:00pm EDT
entire career covering foreign policy, and he'll explain exactly what this means. >>> virginia is a key battleground state in the 2012 presidential campaign. we're looking live now. the republican presidential nominee is holding a campaign rally at the van dyke park in fairfax, virginia. we're looking admit romney speaking. let's listen in to him. [ cheers and applause ] >> number four, we're not going to have entrepreneurs go out and start a small business or big businesses decide to build new factories in america if they think we're headed to the road to greece. this spending massively more than we take in every year is killing jobs. it's one more reason why it's essential for us to cut back on the size of the federal government and live within our means. i will get america on track to a balanced budget. it's essential to getting the job growth we need. >> we were listening live to republican presidential candidate mitt romney who is in fairfax, virginia right now talking about how he's going to get the country back on track economically. >>> by the way, first lady michele obama is go
CBS
Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
for republican presidential candidate mitt mney during his trip to virginia today and bruce leshan picks up our team coverage on the campaign trail in fairfax. >> reporter: mitt romney did not repeat his accusation that the obama administration is apologiz ing to its enemies, but he did argue that the administration has made the country weaker overseas. governor romney opened the fairfax rally with libya. >> what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful people. >> reporter: and was interrupted almost immediately by a heckler accusing him of trying to score political points during an overseas crisis. >> why are you politicizing libya? why are you politicizing libya? >> sa! >> i would off a moment of -- usa! >> i would offer a moment of silence, but one gentleman doesn't want to be silent. so we'll keep going. >> reporter: in our polarized political culture there are plenty of romney supporters who blame the media for the controversy. >> i think you've been suck- ups. i think you guys got your embroidered knee pads from the white house. that's what i think. >> reporter: bruce leshan, 9 news now. >>
CBS
Sep 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
is very light. there's no one there. no hov restrictions by the way in maryland or virginia except on route 50 as you come in on route 50. you will have hov restrictions in maryland. here's what it looks like inside the beltway on 66. no issues to report as you head for the roosevelt bridge. we want to let you know that metro, by the way, opens at 7:00 a.m. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:09. >>> rain fell across our area last night, but those storms caused serious problems in some spots. >> sort of the usual suspects here, too. firefighters even had to rescue some stranded people in a part of northwest washington that seems to flood almost every time it rains. kristin fisher is live in the bloomingdale neighborhood with a look at how things are looking now. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. much better than last night, i'll tell you that much. last night's storms may not have looked like too much where you are, but here it got very ugly very fast. this stretch of rhode island avenue between 1st and 3rd streets northwest were closed for two hours last night due
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
. the showers are coming in toward northern virginia, really coming through cumberland now but they're headed toward 522. we've seen them north of cross junction here coming toward 81 in a little while. winchester, south and west a couple of heavier showers there. temperatures very warm this morning. still 80 degrees in annapolis. many areas mid- to upper 70s. 6:00 a.m., here comes monika. she has timesaver traffic. >> there's an accident on the southbound side of gallows road at the beltway blocking the left lane. that's it for any accidents that i have this morning coming in from the north side of town. no problems out of baltimore on 95, columbia, route 32 and 29 and the bw parkway looks great as well as you leave fort meade and heading for greenbelt and cheverly inside the beltway. we'll take a live look outside and show what you it looks like first on 270. southbound side, yup, this is definitely beginning to slow down. it's going to be off and on from frederick to 109 and then solid now all the way down to 121 before that pace improves. it looks good down at the point where the lanes di
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
in dumfries, virginia. police say they tracked down the driver, a relative from woodbridge. he's now charged with child neglect and drunk driving. >>> the book detailing the raid on osama bin laden's compound has skyrocketed to the top of amazon's best seller list. >> as matt jb jab-- as matt jablow tells us, the pentagon is considering all positions for the navy seal no wrote "no easy bay." >>> president obama praised the quote, quiet professionals, the navy seals who carried out the raid. >> we weren't sent in to murder him. this was hey, kill or capture. >> reporter: today the justice department is criticizing one of those professionals for not being quiet enough. >> it is the height of irresponsibility not to have this kind of material checked for the possible disclosure of classified information. >> reporter: before retiring from the navy a few monthing ago, matt bissonnette was a member of seal team 6 which on may 2, 2011, shot bin laden to death in his pakistani compound. >> the rotor happened to miss this wall. >> reporter: he's now a best selling author having cowritten "no easy day
CBS
Sep 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
of the day coming up. >> good tease. some northern virginia students will have to find another way to school tomorrow after their school district gets rid of about a dozen bus stops. >> here's monika. >>> we're still dealing with isaac, at least isaac's remnants throwing plenty of moisture our way. plenty of clouds today, occasional showers and thunderstorms, and we'll have temperatures which will be seasonably warm with highs in the lower 80s. >>> on the southbound side of 395, you'll see this camera moving around because they're looking for this accident southbound 395 between edsall road and the beltway. apparently a vehicle fire. watch out for that activity. but volumes are very light. no hov restrictions. i'll be back with more on this coming up in my next report. >>> organizers planning the eisenhower memorial don't have the final design yet but they do know one thing. if the monument of our 34th president become as reality, it will have some high-tech features. the congressional committee launched annual e-memorial online this week. it shows how multimedia could complement the finishe
CBS
Sep 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of virginia. we begin with mitt romney in fairfax coun where the conversation quickly turned to libya. >> mitt romney did not repeat his accusation that the obama administration is apologizing to its enemies, but he did argue that the administration has made the country weaker overseas. governor romney opened the fairfax rally with libya. >> what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful people. >> reporter: and was interrupted almost immediately by a heckler accusing him of trying to score political points during an overseas crisis. >> why are you politicizing libya? why are you politicizing libya? usa! usa! >> i would off a moment of silence -- offer a moment of silence, but one gentleman doesn't want to be silent, so we're going to keep on going. >> reporter: in our polarized political culture there are plenty of romney supporters who blame the media for the controversy. >> i think you've been suck- ups. i think you guys got your embroidered knee pads from the white house. that's what i think of the. >> reporter: bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn at mary washington univers
CBS
Sep 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
have some heavy thunderstorms in w of with. those should pass -- west virginia. those should pass into garrett county and the other storms that were in the delmarva earlier have gone up into new jersey. in the immediate future the next few hours we are fine, nothing in the immediate metro area between warrenton, down towards fredericksburg, la plata, toward dunkirk and up toward frederick. temps aren't bad, but boy, the humidity is, 82 downtown, 79 gaithersburg, 79 manassas but it feels like mid- to upper 80s. tonight mostly cloudy, muggy, a few storm possible, nothing in the next few hours, lows 68 to 74. we'll come back and talk about when the remnants of isaac will finally leave us alone. >>> well, tomorrow the democratic national convention kicks off in charlotte, north carolina, but the party is already going in the queen city. the convention's host committee put on a day long street celebration called carolina fest 2012. over at bank of america stadium crews are putting final uches in place before president obama gives his nomination acceptance speech on thursday. democrats
CBS
Sep 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
by former president bill clinton. virginia governor bob mcdonnell says it was a good speech and president obama inherited a debt problem, but he told mike hydeck that the problem is not handling the situation well. >> after the speech tonight by president obama which no doubt will be good, we'll wake up tomorrow morning and get the new jobs report that's going to show for 43 months in a row, mike, that unemployment is over 8%. >> the president will take the stage tonight to accept his party's nomination. by the way, you can follow the convention by going to our website wusa9.com. you can learn about the protests that are going on outside the convention hall. also, you can find out which virginia lawmaker says the president can easily win the commonwealth again this year. it's all on our website wusa9.com. >>> in philadelphia bomb detecting dogs swept through u.s. airways flight 1267 after a bomb square. this was the scene early this morning at the philadelphia international airport. authorities say the flight heading to dallas returned to philadelphia shortly after tag off around 8:00 thi
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
ability. and they need to file 60 rounds because they have a lot of property with virginia. all those requirements are waived. this video shows a young woman taking an online course in which she admitted to answering 15 out of the 20 questions without ever touching the gun. and the video was produced by the sister who was killed in the virginia tech shooting. their goal is to teach gun safety, not sufficiency. >>> this year's democratic convention will come up with barack obama and joe joe accepting their party's nominations. and they said that they have a lot to show for his first term. >> he needs to give a complete list with all his accomplishment it's an extremely long list, but people will seem to have the idea that he has not done anything. he deserves more time to help millions of unemployed americans. >> he does have some work that he will need to finish in which he started. previewing his speech that he will bring a positive message to the audience tonight and talk specifics about building a stronger middle class. on the conference call, he thanked thousands of volunteers who
CBS
Sep 8, 2012 1:35am EDT
was carrying $3800 in cash the day she disappeared. they were headed to a car auction in virginia on july 30. this surveillance video shows phillips that day dropping her child off at a daycare. she would never be seen alive again. >> there were statements made by the suspect. at this time, we can't disclose exactly what was said. >> investigators said they had their eye on jones all along. it was through inconsistent stories that they were able to get a warrant and take him into custody. >> we believe he is the one that is responsible for the death of phillips. >> police would not elaborate on his criminal past, but they do say jones have somewhat of a criminal past. according to these charging documents for this particular investigation, he could face up to 30 years in prison for the second-degree murder charge and he could also face the death penalty for the first-degree murder charge. live outside prince georges county police headquarters. >> all right, ken, 22 years in prison. that's the sentence for michael gardner of falls church. he's the man convicted of molesting two little gi
CBS
Sep 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
? highest one i found so far in virginia at 69 miles an hour in ashburn. dulles 63. gaithersburg around 60. we'll talk about the cooler and drier air that moves in and the hint of fall we'll experience. bruce, back to you. >> thank you. >>> right now let's go to is surae chinn with a stage collapse. >> reporter: the stage and sound crew here trying to clean up all the debris all over the ground here. a lot of heavy equipment here. but they are trying to sort it all the place people enjoying a concert when there were high winds. a lot of the scaffolding it cleaned up now. some crewmembers on the stage had speakers fall on them sending them to the hospital. >> it got blown over. >> reporter: more than 1,000 people were enjoying a concert at the 22nd annual rosslyn jazz festival when they got a warning to evacuate. vendors frantically tried to pack up. >> bam it just hit. didn't even take a minute. told to us pack up. next thing we know, in three minutes, everything is blowing and tables flying, chairs, merchandise, people running. >> reporter: everyone evacuated safely but left behind was th
CBS
Sep 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
dunked like last week i think i dunked. [laughter]. >> just last week. >>> okay. meantime, a virginia woman spent 7 bucks on a painting to discover it is a renwa. she is making a pretty penny off this flea market find. >>> find out why anyone would want to throw cash out of the car. we will tell you about it in a minute. >>> and i'm meteorologist topper shutt. 81. just about a perfect day if you were to diagram a perfect day. the wake up weather nice too. cool. not quite as chilly. by 7:00, low 50s to low 60s. i don't think we will have any 40s tomorrow morning. cool by 9:00, pure sunshine. 58-68. we will tell you if we can duplicate tomorrow what we had today and look ahead to the weekend. it has changed. >>> in tonight's health alert, calorie accountability in fast foods. the next time you go to mcdonalds and order a big mac and fries, you will find the calorie count staring at you. they will start posting the calories both inside the restaurant and the drive through. no time line was given for when restaurants should post calories. mcdonalds says they want to be a leader. >>> kathy
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. anita. >> summer is over for students across northern virginia. some of the region's biggest district head back to school today. fairfax county. our kristin fisher spent the morning with students at the south county middle school in lorton. >> good morning. >> it's a day full of firsts at south county middle school. it's the first year that this school has been open. first day of school. how are you feeling? >> very nervous. don't want to get lost. >> i'm feeling anxious for her. >> kind of scared maybe. >> i'm so anxious. i'm so excited for my daughter, but you know, she's growing up so fast. >> but no one is more nervous than this seventh grade boy from south korea. >> this is your first day going to school in the u.s., how are you feeling? >> not good. my son is very nervous. >> at least everyone is a new student at this school. they have come armed with color coded maps to find their classrooms in this $22 million sprawling school that has been years in the making. >> i think it's great. i mean, we have been waiting for it. >> this is one of two new schools opening in
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Sep 6, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> last month the federal terrific secretary, the mayor of d.c., and the governors of virginia and maryland all questioned the board's practices and demanded changes. as peggy fox reports, the first big change also came with another strong rebuke. >> i want to make it absolutely clear that this board takes your questions and concerns very seriously. >> reporter: mike, the chair of the metropolitan washington airports authority which runs both local airports and is building the silver line, had one more misstep to clean up. >> i'm deeply troubled. >> reporter: just as they would try to redeem itself from a scathing rebuke from the inspector general and elected leader, three board members blasted jackpotter's hiring of riley. >> it was mentioned to me on a few occasions that the governor of virginia did not want riley on the board any longer. >> anybody would leave with an impress she was paid off to get off this board of directors. >> reporter: c.e.o. potter said though he followed the rules, he would not do it again. >> looking back, knowing what i know today, he would not. >>
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Sep 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> the virginia department of transportation is making it easier for drivers to get an ed pass transponders to pay tolls in virginia and 13 other states. officials say the recently launched ez pass and the go program allows psengers to get prepaid ez pass transponders at various retail locations throughout virginia. it's pretty easy. pick up a transponder, ez pass it. >> i think it's a great idea. more and more people are going to use it and why not make it easy to grab them. >>> what are we going to be looking forward to in the next half hour? >> a lot of folks on the internet had trouble reaching some of their favorite sites yesterday. we'll check on how that's doing this morning. >> sounds good. thanks, jess. >>> a u.s. drone strike takes out a top al qaeda figure in yemen. that story is coming up. >> people in parts of washington state have to pack up and get out. they're facing mandatory wildfire evacuations. >> ahead in sports, the nationals bounce back from their weekend series and have a fest in new york. we'll be right back. >>> well can back. 5:on -- welcome back. 5:09. you probably need
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Sep 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, the vsa heat youth 17 girls soccer team out of hay market, virginia, won the national championship. in the tournament last month, they played four games and never gave up a goal. >> we were up 4-0 at half. >> reporter: the final game score was 6-0. goalie taylor kirkston had a lot to do with that but gives credit to her defenders. >> i would say we definitely without a doubt have the best defense in the nation. >> reporter: the travel team was formed two years ago. in 2007, 9 news covered the youth 12 team when it was third in the nation. five girls are still with the team giving it all they've got. >> leave it all on the field. >> reporter: now players come from four counties: prince william, fairfax, stafford and as far as away as richmond. cox is from springfield. >> it's a good hour and 15 minute drive. we drive two to three times a week out here. >> reporter: the sacrifices are shared by their families to play at this level. >> i don't remember the last time we did a family vacation to just the beach. it's always to soccer tournaments. >> it's a financial and time commitment,
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Sep 14, 2012 11:00pm EDT
has been set for october 15th. >>> front and center, the virginia board of health and the fight over abortion clinics. at issue, do clinics have to meet stringent hospital-like standards to keep going. surae chinn was on the scene as the big decision came down. >> reporter: the vote was 13-2 to adopt the stricter guidelines. the two opposing board members left in tears when the vote came down the crowd erupted. they had sat together in peace but left in turmoil. angry pro-choice advocates shouting politics won and not women. >> please remove them from the room. >> reporter: anti-abortion advocates stood up and clapped. the people had stood outside holding signs unable to get into the packed security tight room where the virginia health board made the decision and some argued caved into political pressures into adopting the agenda. >> the attorney general can advise us, cannot instruct us or direct us. we are a completely apolitical body and suddenly we're thrown into a completely political situation, and i don't think we cope very well. >> reporter: board member james edmunson was on
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Sep 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
flood warnings for washington county, maryland, morgan county west virginia until 9:15 with some pretty good storms coming flu and really coming down and we are looking at some flash flooding happening right now. these are flash flood warnings as we speak for again washington county, maryland, until 9:15. a look at the radar, watching storms coming in from the north and west of us you can you can see some of them does have some lightning strikes associated with it. we are looking at light rain and showers as well just around the frederick area, south into jermantown. brunswick and also further west into martinsburg. so the north -- further north you are the better chance of the showers and storms for the evening. our michael & son weather camera tonight we have cloudy conditions out there and a nice view of the white house. and it's kind of muggy out this. temperatures are -- there. temperatures are now in the lower 90s and dew points are in the 70s and winds are calm. that breeze not helping us cool down. temperatures are also at 84 in bethesda. 82 in gaithersburg, reston you've cooled
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Sep 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and east. i think you have a good chance of getting a cookout in. we have big storms also in west virginia and delmarva got hammered today with 3 to 4 inches of rain just west of the ocean resorts. a couple showers just south of town, but by and large, heaviest activity north of baltimore, heaviest activity now exiting delaware over into new jersey. it is humid out, temperaturewise a bargain, but the humidity not so hot so to speak, 83 downtown, 83 leesburg, 81 manassas. again the chance of showers and storms in the forecast tonight. we're not sounding the all clear. if you want to cook out the next couple hours, i think you can. >> that's good news. thank you. >>> labor day traditionally means a big rampup toward election day. we're 64 days away from november 6th and the presidential election and one day from the start of the democratic national convention. randall pinkston is in charlotte where the party is already underway. >> reporter: charlotte is throwing a big party. >> it's monday at the dnc. >> reporter: before the democrats go the down to business. actor and singer jeff bridges
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Sep 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
's about extending brands nationwide but in this area, our partners like virginia imports, making sure we get into giant food and harris teeter and people going out there and getting them. again, it's that community that has supported us, that has allowed us to get in about 2,000 stores nationwide. i tell everybody and it says it in the article, if you think that you are not in business as the c.e.o. of your brand, you're fooling yourself. >> you've managed to make that work. like i said at a time when the music business has taken a lot of hits. where do you see marcus johnson headed at this point? you have the wines. you've got the cds, the music. sooner or later you've got to want to sit back for a minute. >> then you have the lounges and the hotels. i don't know what rest is. like i said -- i smiled when i read the post because my dad taught me how to win by being a hustler. it's a testament to having a great father, great step parents, great mother and great friends. great inspirations like you. >> reporter: get out of here. we should note there's going to abnew johnson on the face of
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
are down. they're up this morning across denver and minneapolis. high pressure was over west virginia yesterday. just starting to pull off shore this morning. so our winds are going to turn more to the southeast today. we'll have more of a southerly flow. temperatures will creep up just a little bit here over the next couple of days. look at the tropical forecast across the eastern half of the country. lots of sunshine. boston 78. philly 81 degrees. out to our west even, we've got mid-80s from the ohio valley, chicago upper 80s along with st. louis. just a beautiful day across the eastern half of the u.s. around here today, 82. looks fantastic. dry tonight. we're back in the low 50s to low 60s. tomorrow looks really nice as well as friday. friday may see a few more clouds 83. by the weekend, there could be a late shower or storm on saturday, 82. sunday looks okay right now. then a better chance of rain late monday into tuesday. it's 5:17. >>> good morning, everybody. lincoln and r street in northeast, watch out for some police activity. you may have to scoot around it to get around wi
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
and into the mountains of western maryland or west virginia. temperatures this morning down in the 50s in most spots. in town by the bay, we've got lower 60s. winchester 52. visibilities a little bit of an issue. we have fog reported in frederick a half mile. down in warrenton at a mile. leonardtown and tappahannock, visibilities quite low. that's zero visibility from leonardtown. here comes monika with a traffic update. >>> good morning. it's still looking great out there. the good news is that all of your construction from overnight is gone and all the lanes are open on all of your major thoroughfares. so far i'm going to keep my fingers crossed that your friday morning stays that way. route 32 out of columbia, 95 coming in down toward laurel, the bw parkway, no issues to report into greenbelt. all that construction in the greenbelt area on the beltway is cleared up. let's take a live look outside. if you're planning to head here on 95 at route 198, as i said, coming in from laurel and even baltimore, everything is looking good. back over to our maps. this time we'll head over to the inside of the
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Sep 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
, an acc duel, virginia tech hosting the yellow jackets of georgia tech. georgia tech trailing and washington hits deon hill. ten-yard touchdown there makes it 17-14 yellow jackets. virginia tech responded with 6 seconds left. he nails a 41-yard field goal to send this one to overtime. in the extra period, jernl does it again, this time an 18-yarder for the win. virginia tech takes it 20-17. >>> tiger woods finished third at the deutsche bank championship on monday, but that was enough to put him in the record books. the finish earned woods $544,000, putting him over $100 million in winnings for his career. he's the first golfer to ever achieve that mark. he's averaged more than $362,000 per tournament over his career. >>> and some eagle-eye football fans are throwing the flag on old navy. the clothing store was selling this t-shirt that incorrectly identifies the houston texans as the 1961 afc champs. problem is, the houston texans didn't exist until 2002. in 1961, the houston oilers won the afl crown, and in 1962, the dallas texans won that league's championship. big, bold an
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Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
speaker, of course, vice president joe biden, highlights coming up later. >> thank you. >>> virginia governor is saying that the president's well- spoken words are not enough. republican bob mcdonnell is saying that white house policies are burdening states. >> the biggest thing i hear is from the small business people saying that the tax and policies are oppressive and punitive and it makes it harder to create jobs. we have the lowest number of new start up businesses in america in 30 years based on this president's policy. so, that's the most disturbing actor. >> the governor was in charlotte, north carolina, when i spoke with him yesterday. he was there as part of a group called president barack obama is not working. that put republicans in place to respond to speeches from the democratic national convention. >>> an investigation is underway in a police shooting. it happened last night at county road and foster street in maryland, that is just across the washington, d.c. border. the man who was shot just been arrested. he asuspected of stealing a motorcycle. he was hit in the back
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
with stops here in the commonwealth. >>> well, the deadline to register to vote is october 9th. in virginia, it is october 15th. and maryland and west virginia, it is october 16th. >>> this week the school buses began rolling again, everywhere across our region. by now, you should know that you have to stop with the red stop sign comes out and the lights are flashing on a school bus. not everyone does it. we have how school bus cameras in maryland work and how they are protecting children. >> reporter: bus driver, jody jackson, sees dangerous behavior every day. >> it does scare me. >> reporter: not on our but, on the road. >> just last week i had, at one of my stops four cars went through, followed each over through. >> reporter: self-contained unit right here. we have a camera facing the front. >> reporter: now, in fredrick county, maryland, cameras like these are sigh mounted on ten buses, ready to record the license and data of vehicles. >> a child has nothing to protect them, just their bodies. they are walking out and crosses about front of a bus. they are hit by a 2500, 3,000- p
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Sep 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
tomorrow. the storm has knocked out power to more than 100,000 people in virginia, d.c., and maryland. but, sharyl, forecasters say once this system moves through, much of the east coast will see calmer weather in the week ahead. >> atkinson: elaine, thanks. there's a major storm swirling over the atlantic. tropical storm leslie is expected to particular a hurricane, again before passing it the east of bermuda tomorrow. leslie is slamming east coast with heavy surf. campaign 2012 is in high gear with both presidential candidates putting their focus on key swing state, like virginia and florida, where nancy cordes joins us tonight. nancy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, sharyl. well, the barbs are definitely getting sharper now that the democratic and republican conventions are behind us. governor romney is arguing that a weak august jobs report is another sign that president obama's economic plans just aren't working, while president obama argues that governor romney would make things even worse. >> when our opponents say this nation is in decline, they are dead wrong. >> reporter
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Sep 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania. the events start at the pentagon, where a ceremony will be held early this morning with the u.s. flag unfurled over the side of the building at sunrise. president obama will attend a wreath-laying ceremony here later this morning. in new york monday night, the new freedom tower was lit up in red, white, and blue. at its base, the world trade center memorial. today, the names of each victim of the twin towers attacks will be read aloud by their families. and in shanksville, virginia, monday, leon panetta toured the memorial with united flight 93 went down. at sunset, 40 luminaries lit the wall. vice president biden will attend ceremonies there later this morning. and good news for visitors to the 9/11 memorial in new york. a dispute over how to fund construction of a museum on the memorial grounds was resolved monday night. >> we feel the public is so needing this complimentary experience to the memorial. >> reporter: construction begins at the end of the month. >> that was susan mcginnis reporting this morning. >>> important news for tens of thous
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